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January 22, 2013
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Basketball: Myers earns All-American nomination

Douglas High senior Hunter Myers has been nominated for the McDonald's All-American game, set for April 3 at the United Center in Chicago.

Myers was the only Northern Nevada athlete nominated for the game, and one of 13 boys nominated from the state.

In total, more than 800 players from 39 states were nominated for the boys and girls games.

Nominations were submitted by the McDonald's All-American Games Selection Committee, school principals, athletic directors and high school coaches. The final teams will be announced on ESPNU on Feb. 14 at 2 p.m.

Myers has been among the most potent offensive players in the region this season, averaging 18.4 points per game. His play off the glass and on the defensive side of the ball, though, has set his game apart.

He's averaging 10.8 rebounds per game and his 64 blocked shots already have him 14th in the NIAA state records books with six games remaining. He also has 17 steals and 35 assists on the year.

Other Nevada nominees included Findlay Prep's Stanford Robinson, Dion Wade, Nigel Williams-Goss, Allerik Freeman and Christian Wood, Centennial's Marcus Allen, Quest Academy's Stephen Clark, Desert Pines' Julian Jacobs, Bishop Gorman's Rashad Muhammad, Palo Verde's Eris Winder, Lake Mead's Justin Yamson and Valley's Daniel Young.

Five girls were nominated from Nevada, although they all came from Centennial or Bishop Gorman.

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The Record Courier Updated Jan 22, 2013 02:44PM Published Jan 22, 2013 02:42PM Copyright 2013 The Record Courier. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.